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Welcome to the Upward Bound Program

The Upward Bound Program provides academic and career counseling to students toward the goals of admission to and graduation from four-year post-secondary institutions. The Upward Bound Program supplements its participants’ secondary school experiences by creating opportunities for students to gain self-esteem by enhancing their academic and social skills.

  • Academic support sessions
  • Counseling Services
  • Tutoring Services
  • Six-week summer residential session
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • College, career exploration & guidance
  1. A US citizen naturalized or permanent resident.

  2. Must be currently enrolled at one of the following high schools:

    • Bladensburg High School
    • Parkdale High School
    • High Point High School
    • Northwood High School
    • Central High School
    • Northwestern High School
  3. Must be a potential first-generation college student (student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree) and/or meet federal financial guidelines as defined by the US Department of Education.

The applicatoin can take 20 - 30 mins to complete and will require both Parent's and Student's signature. Please make sure you have all the following documents ready before starting:


  1. Three (3) letters of recommendation (PDF).

  2. A personal essay stating interest in program participation (PDF)

  3. A copy of your high school transcrpt (or middle school if you are a rising 9th grader) (PDF).

  4. A copy of relevant standardized test records may be required. (PDF)

  5. Family financial verification, i.e., a copy of the most recent 1040 form or proof of income benefits (i.e., social security, public assistance) (PDF).

Admission Application

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